Commercial Amino Acids

Published - Aug 2011| Analyst - Jon Evans| Code - BIO007J
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Report Highlights

The U.S. market for amino acids represents 20% of the global market with nearly $1.6 billion (in 2011), and is likely to exceed $1.8 billion by 2016, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.8% between 2011 and 2016.

Report Scope

This technical/market report outlines the properties of the 20 commercial essential amino acids that are delineated in the genetic code, current and future uses, technology, and their manufacturers.  This report focuses on three commercial amino acid markets: animal feed supplements, flavoring and nutritional additives for human food, and specialty uses including medical, therapeutic, research, and industrial applications.  Feed and food applications offer steady growth opportunities to their manufacturers and their use will continue to grow both as a result of population increases and an overall increase in the worldwide standard of living.

Analyst Credentials

Jon Evans has been involved in business development and research for the medical industry since 1984.  Mr. Evans’ career includes 4 years as a diagnostic systems sales representative and over 15 years in market research and strategy analysis with Fortune 500 clients.  He has developed expertise in assessing the unique business development challenges facing firms in the medical industry and designing strategies to optimize market performance.  Mr. Evans received a BS in biology from Rutgers University in 1983, and an MBA in business analysis from San Francisco State University in 1989.

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Published - Jan-2009| Analyst - Colleen Spiegel| Code - BIO007H

Report Highlights

  • The global market for protein drugs is expected to increase from an estimated $1.1 billion in 2008 to $1.3 billion in 2013, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.9%.
  • Amino acids used as flavorants generated an estimated $510.4 million in 2008. This segment should reach $588.2 million in 2013, for a CAGR of 2.9%.
  • The animal feeds segment was worth $472.4 million in 2008. This is expected to reach $526.4 million in 2013, for a CAGR of 2.2%.
Published - Jul-2001| Analyst - Dirk Muyskens| Code - BIO007G

Report Highlights

  • The U.S. amino acid market will likely surpass $1.5 billion by 2005. Annual growth should be 3.3% on average per year (AAGR) while individual amino acids could see growth spurts.
  • With anticipated 2005 U.S. annual sales exceeding $900 million, the animal feed supplements market will remain the largest market category for amino acids.
  • The four amino acids used as food flavoring agents will account for more than $450 million in 2005.
  • Sales of specialty amino acids used for feeding solutions, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical applications, are expected to rise at an AAGR of 6.5% to about $150 million in 2005.

Published - Aug-2000| Analyst - Dirk Muyskens| Code - BIO007F

Report Highlights

  • Twenty amino acids go into making up the commercial amino acid market. This group plays many roles in a variety of fields including foods, animal feeds, cosmetics, medicines, and biotechnology as well as some industrial applications. In dollar terms, the most important current uses are in the animal feed industries and human food uses.
  • The three primary categories of commercial amino acids in the U.S. represented a billion-dollar market for the first time in 1999. The U.S. amino acid market should again surpass the billion-dollar mark in 2000 as factories across the nation and around the world increase production and sales to meet a growing demand. The U.S. amino acid market will likely surpass $1.5 billion by 2005.
  • With anticipated 2000 U.S. annual sales exceeding $800 million, the animal feed supplements market represents the largest market category for amino acids. Export sales of amino acid animal feed supplements will exceed $250 million.


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